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GW150914: Implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from binary black holes

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Abbott, BP and Abbott, R and Siellez, K and Zweizig, J, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, GW150914: Implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from binary black holes, Physical Review Letters, 116, (13) Article 131102. ISSN 0031-9007 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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2016 American Physical Society.

DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.131102

Abstract

The LIGO detection of the gravitational wave transient GW150914, from the inspiral and merger of two black holes with masses ≳30M&odot, suggests a population of binary black holes with relatively high mass. This observation implies that the stochastic gravitational-wave background from binary black holes, created from the incoherent superposition of all the merging binaries in the Universe, could be higher than previously expected. Using the properties of GW150914, we estimate the energy density of such a background from binary black holes.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:binary black holes, gravitational waves, GW150914
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:General relativity and gravitational waves
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Siellez, K (Dr Karelle Siellez)
ID Code:152185
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:192
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-08-12
Last Modified:2022-09-28
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